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Things to Do in San Francisco

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San Francisco, in northern California, is a city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It's known for its hilly landscape, year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses.

  • Toast to the good life at Top of the Mark
  • Take a picture in front of the Full House house
  • Walk through Clarion Alley and eat at The Sycamore.
  • Run Bay to Breakers
  • Listen to the sounds of the Wave Organ
  • AT&T Park
  • Legion of Honor
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Walk around Albany Bulb.
  • See a Giants game at AT&T Park
  • Alcatraz
  • Eat the best Indian food in a Travelodge Hotel.
  • Go to the opera
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Drink an Irish Coffee at Buena Vista Café
  • Drive down the crooked part of Lombard St
  • Drive the 49-Mile Drive
  • Do the audio tour at Alcatraz
  • Cable Cars
  • Visit the buffalo in Golden Gate Park
  • Get a Mai Tai at the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar
  • Rent bikes and head to Sausalito.
  • Paddle a boat at Stow Lake
  • Attend Audium.
  • Celebrate Pride
  • Attend a concert at The Fillmore
  • Enter the Bring Your Own Big Wheel race
  • Take in a drag show over Sunday brunch.
  • Schedule a visit to the Institute of Illegal Images.
  • Eat the $4 cinnamon toast at Trouble Coffee
  • Walt Disney Family Museum
  • See a concert at an incredible San Francisco venue.
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • SoMa (South of Market Street)
  • High five Hopper's Hands on the fence at Fort Point
  • City Tours (60)
  • The Exploratorium
  • Eat seafood at Swan Oyster Depot
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Have a bonfire at Ocean Beach
  • Union Square
  • Drink a beer at Toronado
  • Get to the top of Grizzly Peak.
  • Eat dim sum
  • Say hello to the sea lions
  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Go to Cream.
  • Ferry Building Marketplace
  • Do drinks at the Redwood Room where the paintings have eyes.
  • Walk the labyrinth at Land's End
  • Spend an afternoon chillin' on Hippie Hill
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Laugh your ass off at Beach Blanket Babylon
  • Camp (or strip) at Stinson Beach.
  • Do tea at the Palace Hotel.
  • Play the antique arcade games at Musée Mécanique
  • Ride a cable car
  • The Castro
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Twin Peaks
  • Enjoy a Morning Bun from Tartine
  • Do date night at the slides.
  • Eat the best goddamn cinnamon roll you’ll ever have in your life.
  • Lands End
  • And toast that will set you back $5 a piece.
  • Stuff yourself at Burma Superstar.